Posted by Inner City BD II on 11/10/2022, 9:14 am, in reply to "Re: Finalists"
Would a 6A school with 3 tubas not make finals because they only have 3 tubas, or because they don't have the ensemble sound that a 6a school with say 7 tubas does? |
And does more tubas guarantee success? If so, then why aren't those big inner city bands which march fifteen to twenty tubas sweeping finals every year?
Maybe it has more to do with the quality of teaching, not the amount of instruments? And well-funded programs tend to attract families which support high quality teaching and private lessons?
Maybe they're not good because they're rich .. maybe they're rich, so they chose to spend the money to be good?
And regarding a spending cap - propose that in your region meeting if you think it's a legitimate idea. Get some help from other directors in other regions so that it has to become a state-wide topic of discussion. But if I may educate you - nearly every single major sport that has imposed a salary cap has become *less* competitive in the years since it was implemented.
For example, the NBA implemented their cap in 1984-5. Since then, twelve teams of now 30 have won a championship - and of those twelve, three of them only once. Four of those teams haven't won in twenty years or more. Of the last 30 NBA championships, 80% have been won by five teams - the Spurs, Lakers, Warriors, Bulls, and Heat - and the Bulls haven't won since 1998.
A spending limit would ONLY work if there were also a spending MINIMUM - like the NHL cap has. That forces teams to not put together minimum-effort situations. If you want a spending cap on marching band, I want a spending floor. After all, those communities deserve to be competitive, don't they? They should be forced to spend money on their band programs.